Former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao Akala, has ruled out the possibility of returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), affirming that his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was unshakeable.
He also said he had mandated his followers across the state to join him in the APC.
Alao Akala, who adorned a white cap tailored with the words “APC Change,” stated this at an empowerment programme of member representing Ogbomoso North State Constituency, Honourable Wumi Oladeji, held in Ogbomoso, on Saturday.
He said the affirmation of his membership of APC was to quell notions that he had accepted the offer to join the opposition.
According to him, recent visits to his London house by Governor Abiola Ajimobi and his Ibadan house by former governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, were all part of playing the game of politics.
“I am in APC and this has come to stay. I am not leaving APC. I have told my followers and people of Ogbomoso that we are in APC and nothing can change that. I won’t disappoint you. Don’t be deceived by those saying that I will dump APC.
“We are trying to bring ourselves together so I don’t want to talk about merits or demerits of being in APC. Politics is a game.”
“I regard it as the grace of God and it is marvellous in my sight that those in APC and PDP are coming to meet me,” Alao Akala said.
On his involvement in 2019 politics, he said he was waiting for God’s direction.
He argued that such discussion on 2019 elections were premature.
“In politics, you don’t talk about 2019 in 2017. Anything can happen. I leave everything in God’s hands and he will answer me when the time comes,” Alao Akala said.